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Waller to be sworn in as a circuit judge

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Judge Bradley J. Waller will be sworn in as a resident circuit judge for DeKalb County at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in the DeKalb County Courthouse.

Waller was appointed effective July 28 by the Illinois Supreme Court. His appointment was made possible by recent legislation sponsored by State Rep. Robert Pritchard.

When the 23rd Judicial Circuit was created in 2012, DeKalb and Kendall counties were each designated three resident circuit judge positions. The legislation provided for a fourth resident circuit judge in Kendall County; Judge Stephen L. Krentz was appointed to fill that position.

To provide an equal number of circuit judge positions in the two counties, Pritchard’s legislation decreased the number of associated judgeships in DeKalb County by one and added a new circuit judge seat.

Waller was selected as an associate judge in December 2012. He received his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University in 1985 and his juris doctor from the NIU College of Law in 1988. Waller previously practiced law with Klein, Stoddard, Buck, Waller & Lewis.

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